Soviet Atomic Energy

, Volume 66, Issue 6, pp 414–418

Thermoemission reactor-converters for nuclear power units in outer space


  • G. M. Gryaznov
  • E. E. Zhabotinskii
  • A. V. Zrodnikov
  • Yu. V. Nikolaev
  • N. N. Ponomarev-Stepnoi
  • V. Ya. Pupko
  • V. I. Serbin
  • V. A. Usov

DOI: 10.1007/BF01123508

Cite this article as:
Gryaznov, G.M., Zhabotinskii, E.E., Zrodnikov, A.V. et al. At Energy (1989) 66: 414. doi:10.1007/BF01123508


Thermoemission nuclear power units with built-in generators in the nuclear reactor core can be regarded as a promising source of electric power for supplying the needs of space equipment for various purposes with a wide range of electric power demands over a long service life and with acceptable mass-limit characteristics.

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